Each applicant must have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a minimum 2.5 grade-point average in the last 60 semester units attempted. A student whose overall grade point average is less than 2.5 but who presents acceptable evidence of professional potential, either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background, may be admitted by special action of the department's Graduate Committee. Students cannot be admitted if their grade point average is below 2.5.
Each applicant must be accepted by the department and graduate advisor for admission to the program.
Students having completed graduate-level coursework at another accredited institution may transfer up to 6 units of this work into the EMER degree program. The review and approval process is conducted by the EMER graduate advisor.